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USB 2.0 Video Grabber with Audio
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0.48 lbs

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USB 2.0 Video Grabber with Audio

Capture standard definition video to your computer's hard drive using this USB 2.0 Video Grabber from Monoprice!

This video capture device connects to a USB 2.0 port on your Windows-based PC. It features both a composite RCA and S-Video video input connection, as well as stereo RCA analog audio inputs, making it perfect for converting a VHS collection to DVD.

It provides real-time MPEG 1, MPEG 2, and MPEG 4 encoding in both PAL and NTSC standards. The included capture software allows you to specify the encoding format for both audio only (mp3 and wma) and audio/video capture, from wmv to DVD quality. It provides functionality for both capture and playback of the captured files, so you can check the capture for quality and accuracy before working with it. You can also take snapshots of the video as it is being played or recorded.

Note that the software supports capture and playback only. Third-party video editing software is needed to edit the captured files and third-party burning software is required to burn the video files to CD or DVD.


  • Real time MPEG 1, MPEG 2, and MPEG 4 encoding
  • Supports the WMA, MPEG-4, AVI, VCD, SVCD, and DVD audio/video formats
  • Supports video bit rates from 1.2 ~ 6.0 Mbps
  • Supports the WMA and MP3 audio-only formats
  • Supports a 224kbps audio bitrate
  • Capture snapshots in BMP or JPG format
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit versions)

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117 Reviews

73.76% of the reviewers recommend this product


Can't registser produce

  • themusicman,
  •  ,  
  • 9/24/2015 11:32:44 AM

Pros: None

Cons: I can't even register it with the registration number that came in the package

I can't review it because I can't register it. It will not accept the registration code that came with the product

by Monoprice Administrator
Hello themusicman,

Thank you for your review on PID 5616. I am truly sorry to hear about the registration issues experienced with this video grabber. This can happen if the drivers are not installing properly. If I may ask, which Windows version is the computer running? Also, just to verify, do you receive any sort of error when entering in the registration number? Please let me know along with the order number for this purchase so we can best assist you in resolving this issue. Thank you!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate
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  • Nate,
  •  Wyoming, MI 
  • 6/5/2015 3:01:51 PM

Pros: Great as a BusyBox.
I Heart Monoprice.

Cons: Like "Grabbing" at water with your hands. Futile.

This product simply does not work. I tried it with 2 different PCs, VCRs, set of cables, etc... Tech support could not help, because there was just nothing left to try.
They did send another one out, but same result. Some sound, No Video. I received store credit which is fine I guess. But what am I going to do with all of these VHS tapes now???

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Too Bad Too Sad

  • Gottaken,
  •  West Monroe, LA 
  • 5/21/2015 12:27:49 AM

Pros: None

Cons: This is the worse video grabber I've ever put money on. The video is clear when I play the vhs from vcr to tv. When I hook up the Monoprice, the video was messy, it was scrambled and the sound was low. I thought for a min. that is was my tape, but I found that my tapes played well from vcr to tv, clear as a bell.

by Monoprice Administrator

Truly sorry to hear PID 5616 didn't perform as it should. To better understand the issue, what OS are you running? Have you tried testing with a different computer to see if anything changes? Please let me know so that I may further assist you.

Gisselle B.
Tech Support
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Better than expected

  • Anonymous,
  •  Roswell, GA 
  • 5/7/2015 8:02:43 PM

Pros: Copied VHS tapes flawlessly
Very easy to use

Cons: None

Was a bit uncertain if this would perform as described for a couple of reasons. First, Win 8.1 was not listed as a version of windows that it was compatible with and secondly I didn't expect much from a piece of equipment with such a low price. Well, it worked with Win 8.1 and it worked very well. If you are transferring video from VHS tapes to a PC make sure in the software to change the function of the only button on the device to capture video rather than a single image capture. Highly recommended.

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It works - it's not gonna change your life, but it works!

  • Rodec,
  •  Homestead, FL 
  • 1/14/2015 7:08:54 AM

Pros: VHS tapes are almost always 480p, so it ain't gonna look great. But really, it's better than I expected reading the other reviews here.

Install on windows 8 (and 7) was painless with drivers and included BlazeHD app.

Cons: Not thrilled with the BlazeHD app, though I am not too worried about only being able to write in .asf format - since Windows sees it as a .wmv file anyhow. I just don't like that it is kinda flaky when left unattended for too long.

I will try out: VirtualDub. Hopefully this is better...(?)

* it works
* VHS video quality is generally poor
* installs easy in windows
* grabber software is sub par

7/10 would recommended

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